The Man was home during this blizzard. I consider myself very lucky.

Mayor DeBlasio and city officials were urging everyone to stay inside and off the road, so please take a moment and be grateful for the irreplaceable members of the NYPD and FDNY– not only are there men and women who had to go in for their regular shifts to protect all of us, but countless others picked up extra shifts to make sure there is adequate coverage in the event of an emergency. In my neighborhood, 30 inches of snow fell, and Central Park in Manhattan saw 26.8. That means that this snowstorm missed the record of 26.9 inches set on February 11, 2006, by a margin of one-tenth of an inch!

So many people stayed safe at home, in the arms of their loved ones, drinking wine and snuggling on the couch. So many waited around a fire house or police station waiting to see if members of our community needed assistance. And for that, I want to offer my gratitude.

Instagram: @saltydoginc From the Vault: January 9, 1912 Five alarms and a Borough Call responded to Manhattan Box 24, the Equitable Building, at Broadway, Cedar, Pine and Nassau Streets.


Take a look back on some images of firefighting in icy conditions, as captured by the Daily News.